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Available languages — Key:sidewalk
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Sidewalk and zebra-crossing.jpg
Indicates the presence or absence of a sidewalk (pavement/footway).
Group: Sidewalks
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Status: ApprovedPage for proposal

The sidewalk=* key can be used to indicate the presence or absence of a sidewalk (pavement/footway) beside a street where the sidewalk runs parallel to the carriageway.

The alternative is to represent the sidewalk as a separate way, see Sidewalks. See also the comprehensive explanation for bicycle way tagging.


Use the sidewalk tag to provide information about sidewalks associated with highways, which should be tagged with highway=*.


Value Description
both Both sides of the street have sidewalks.
right One sidewalk on the right side of the way representing the street.
left One sidewalk on the left side of the way representing the street.
no There is no sidewalk at all.
none Synonymous with no. no is preferred, despite this tag being in wide use.
yes Either both sides or one side of this street have sidewalks. Use a more specific tag in preference.

See also